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Playa de Las Américas makes it three for Bobby’s Indian Tandoori 

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Bobby’s Indian Tandoori has expanded its empire in Tenerife, great news for existing customers and all those who have yet to discover these excellent restaurants.

Bobby’s third opening was celebrated in Playa de las Américas last week, adding to the popular venues at Puerto Santiago (Bobby’s 1, the original) and Costa del Silencio (Bobby’s 2).

It means there is a Bobby’s to visit in different places in the south, whether you live here or are on holiday, and existing loyal customers are already comparing notes on the dishes available and which environment they like best.

Personally, we love all three Bobby’s which constantly receive fantastic reviews on TripAdvisor from people of all nationalities, not least the Brits of course! We adore our curries and it doesn’t matter how hot the weather is. A korma, madras or vindaloo always goes down a real treat.

The new Bobby’s will be especially popular because of its really lovely location and views.

It is situated on the second floor of CC Pueblo Canario (Local 204) which overlooks Troya beach.

You can get to it from various directions. If you are in San Eugenio, for instance, walk down the road past the Hotel Bouganville and you will find Pueblo Canario on your right down a pathway and steps (which leads to the beach). Bobby’s is on your left.

Alternatively, you can walk along the “paseo maritimo” from either direction and go up the steps instead. It’s the next block from where the casino is.

We came by car and parked in the underground car-park which cut out a lot of hassle looking for a space on the roadside. It only cost us 2.50 euros and the car-park has an access onto the beach front.

Owner Bobby greeted us warmly (and our dog!) and we had a table on the large covered terrace which has shades for when it gets too hot, too cold or too windy. Sit in the right direction and you get a great view of the ocean through the railings.

We do love sitting outside so this is a great advantage for us though both Bobby’s 1 and Bobby’s 2 have a little bit of outside space and big picture windows.

We do tend to stick to the old formula of papadums, mixed starters and curries for our trips out because we know what we like. Last time, I experimented with a fish curry which was interesting but still prefer soft succulent chicken pieces in a lovely not-hot sauce.

Bobby loves to interact with customers and it was obvious that a party of four seating near us were already regulars and knew the other two restaurants well. They were interested to see how dishes compared as all chefs have their own variations. They said they could spot the differences but confirmed everything was as delicious as always!

We had to agree. We love our papadums with dips, followed by shared vegetable samosas and tandoori chicken bites (on this section of the menu, you can order portions as starters or as main courses).

We followed up with a lovely chicken pasanda with fried rice (to give you an idea of prices, 7.50 euros for the pasanda, 2.80 euros for the rice) and a chicken tikka masala (8.50 euros) with chips (two euros) and the most delicious Naan bread (2.20 euros).

Everything was super delicious, kept hot in bowls under little burners and maintained the excellent culinary reputation Bobby’s has built up.

The menu is, of course, very extensive with more than 250 dishes listed. There are curries of all strengths and descriptions (masala, balti, bhuna, madras, dhanask, dopiaa, saag etc ect), vegetarian options, salads, soups, sizzling shashlic, biryanis, various rices and kebab wraps.

For something extra special, try a Bobby’s chef speciality like garlic lamb (ten euros) or mango chicken (eight euros) and there is a menu especially for children (such as fish fingers and chips) to keep the youngsters happy.

The Bobby’s at Playa de las Américas is beautifully deco-rated, of course, with all the Indian touches, green plants, lovely wall tiles and pictures and there is an extensive bar which doesn’t price itself out of the affordability range. A bottle of house wine is 10.75 euros, a bottle of Cobra three euros, a pint 2.80 euros and soft dribnks 1.80 euros.

This restaurant isn’t more expensive than the other two Bobby’s, perhaps only fractionally, despite the very popular prime location.

It’s all set to become yet another firm favourite within the Bobby’s trio and we would recomend a visit without any hesitation.

Bobby’s 3

CC Pueblo Canario, second floor, local 204

Tel: 922 796 816

Open: Every day 2pm to 11pm, except Monday 6pm to 11pm only.

Take-away available

Bobby’s 1 and 2 also at Puerto Santiago (beach front) and Costa del Silencio (corner of main road through Costa del Silencio with road to Las Galletas).